Jessica Schneidman

Jessica Schneidman

Photo: Ian Nichols

Chicho Lorenzo: Art with a smile

“Chicho wears many hats here,” says BON’s proprietor John Noble, and there are certainly many hats to wear and jobs to do at the recently opened café, art gallery, and event venue in the Pink Warehouse. “Chicho does it all, from developing the space, coordinating featured artists, booking events, pursuing vendors…” What is most remarkable […]

Photo: Christian Hommel

Jim Rounsevell: If he builds it…

Jim Rounsevell is after architecture deeply rooted in place, built “for our time with what we have, with care, and with discipline.” His commitment to aesthetics, design, and a progressive future for our city can often lead him to be, admittedly, “that crazy, passionate person in any given city planning meeting.” Rounsevell graduated  with a […]

Charlottesville SOUP nurtures the soul of the creative community and gives one audience-selected artist a boost through crowd funding.
Photo courtesy of Charlottesville SOUP.

ARTS Picks: Charlottesville SOUP

Dig in to tasty, homemade fare, mingle with influential thinkers and makers from the local art scene, and help launch a new creative community project. Based on the successful Detroit Soup micro-granting dinner party model that was created by The Garage co-founder Kate Daughdrill, the first Charlottesville SOUP raised over $1,000 for the Textile Cooperative and turned away 200 hopeful […]

Brooklyn’s Roosevelt Dime tour the nightclub and farm store circuit with a quirky collection of instruments and a clapping, stomping, soul-filled music show. Photo by Kate Reeder.

ARTS Picks: Roosevelt Dime and the Honey Dewdrops

Roosevelt Dime is a sonic steamboat ride from the neo-folk filled streets of Brooklyn to the rollicking Big Easy, with banjo, electric, and washtub basses, trumpet, and woodwind beats. The jovial assemblage comes to make merry—and will take no sitting down. Not as sticky sweet as the name The Honey Dewdrops suggests, Virginia-based musical couple […]

Cora Dance

ARTS Picks: Simplicity

In addition to flowering trees and early morning bird songs, spring is the time for a bounty of annual student concerts, exhibitions, and performances for the lucky public. PVCC’s spring dance concert, “Simplicity,” features original jazz, salsa, contemporary, and hip-hop choreography by students and faculty. It may be your only chance to catch a performance […]

Light House Studio’s young filmmakers win bronze medal in international competition.

Better Than Baghdad: Light House Studio’s young filmmakers win World Medal

Students of local non-profit Light House Studio received high honors this week in competition against filmmakers of all ages, from more than 50 countries. Reid Hildebrand and classmates, writer Conor Kyle, sound and assistant cameraman Greg Nachmanovtich, and production assistants Elisha Courts and Mitz Germershausen won the Grand Jury’s Bronze World Medal at the New York Festivals International Television […]